27 Jan 2008
The Master Class Continues
Raphaela Papadakis seems to like ‘playing with fire’. After her acclaimed performance as the put-upon maid, Anna, in Independent Opera’s production of Šimon Voseček’s Beidermann and the Arsonists at Sadler’s Wells last year, she is currently rehearsing for the premiere this week of And London Burned, a new opera by Matt Rogers which has been commissioned by Temple Music Foundation to commemorate the 350th anniversary of The Great Fire of London.
BY FRED KIRSHNIT [NY Sun 25 January 2008]
Marilyn Horne's annual song series, known as The Song Continues, offers a cornucopia of events for the music lover but, with the press of time being relentless, one has to make choices. I opted for a Wednesday recital at Weill Hall because it included, among a program of rarities, a chance to experience a world premiere.